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jeff w
10-28-2009, 01:16pm
Car is a silver '99 6 spd. Was a basic car, no options that I noticed. Having driven it I now understand some of the complaints. The base seats really are garbage, about as thin and unsupportive as seats can get. The plastics definitely feel cheap, even compared to my 94 lexus. The stock shifter felt incredibly notchy. I can see where having a fully optioned car is the way to go.

For my overall impression: OMFG I LOVE IT! The car does what I want a sports car to do. There is plenty of power, the sounds are intoxicating, the view out over the hood is one of a kind. I was willing to settle for a LTx C4 but not anymore. Now I gotta find a Z06 to try out :D :drool:

DropTheTop
10-28-2009, 01:35pm
Wait until you drive one with a nice cat-back, like my B&B Bullets! :banana:

jeff w
10-28-2009, 01:47pm
Wait until you drive one with a nice cat-back, like my B&B Bullets! :banana:

Can only imagine. Sound clips on youtube probably don't do it justice. This is something I've wanted to do since '97 when the c5 came out.

DropTheTop
10-28-2009, 01:51pm
Can only imagine. Sound clips on youtube probably don't do it justice. This is something I've wanted to do since '97 when the c5 came out.

Nothing beats driving under an overpass, top down, and dropping the hammer! An angrier sound I haven't heard (until I get LT's that is!)

Neutron
10-28-2009, 01:59pm
Definitely go with 2001 + dude. Many improvements and FASTER!! :banana::banana:

DropTheTop
10-28-2009, 02:01pm
Definitely go with 2001 + dude. Many improvements and FASTER!! :banana::banana:

:withstupid: And for God's sake order a CLB as your first mod!!!

jeff w
10-28-2009, 02:02pm
:withstupid: And for God's sake order a CLB as your first mod!!!

that is a fear of mine about the c5. how often this problem actually occurs.

Neutron
10-28-2009, 02:04pm
:withstupid: And for God's sake order a CLB as your first mod!!!

I've never had an issue with this on my MN6 03. :D :banana::banana::banana:

DropTheTop
10-28-2009, 02:05pm
I've never had an issue with this on my MN6 03. :D :banana::banana::banana:

My BIL has a 2003 Z06, and just had it happen. Just get it.

DropTheTop
10-28-2009, 02:06pm
that is a fear of mine about the c5. how often this problem actually occurs.

If you buy an MN6, it will happen eventually. Please just get one. Best $50 - period.

Neutron
10-28-2009, 02:06pm
My BIL has a 2003 Z06, and just had it happen. Just get it.

Hey, don't jinx me!! :kick: I've been trouble free for 100K miles. :cool::D

jeff w
10-28-2009, 02:23pm
If you buy an MN6, it will happen eventually. Please just get one. Best $50 - period.

:iagree: that it is worth it just for peace of mind.

DropTheTop
10-28-2009, 02:28pm
:iagree: that it is worth it just for peace of mind.

You can actually get one for $40 shipped, from Adaptive Performance - just don't expect to see it for 3 to 4 weeks. :( I just made the mistake of ordering from this buffoon, and now I have to wait and see if it actually shows up. :ulan:

jeff w
10-28-2009, 02:31pm
You can actually get one for $40 shipped, from Adaptive Performance - just don't expect to see it for 3 to 4 weeks. :( I just made the mistake of ordering from this buffoon, and now I have to wait and see if it actually shows up. :ulan:

bummer. unfortunately i'm not in a position to purchase so all i really did was get a temp fix. these cars are like crack.

Neutron
10-28-2009, 02:46pm
bummer. unfortunately i'm not in a position to purchase so all i really did was get a temp fix. these cars are like crack.

Exactly, I get the shakes if I don't drive my vette for a week..

Good thing it's my DD. :banana::banana::banana:

jeff w
10-28-2009, 02:46pm
Exactly, I get the shakes if I don't drive my vette for a week..

Good thing it's my DD. :banana::banana::banana:

I can't wait till I can do the same

Neutron
10-28-2009, 02:50pm
I can't wait till I can do the same

You shall soon, my young grasshopper. :yesnod:

jeff w
10-28-2009, 02:52pm
Are the sport seats any better?

Sneaks
10-28-2009, 02:52pm
Wait until you drive one with a nice cat-back, like my B&B Bullets! :banana:

Try my Borla Stingers with headers. Sound deep enough to make your chest vibrate. :D
Or Z06Joes B&B with LTs! Dayummmmm!!!! :drool:

Neutron
10-28-2009, 02:53pm
Are the sport seats any better?

I love my sport seats. Very supportive for me and I ain't fat. :D

Though, I've never tried the base seats befoer.. :shrug:

Sneaks
10-28-2009, 03:09pm
Are the sport seats any better?

I don't know if they are "better", but they are more adjustable to hold you better. :thumbs:

NikiQ
10-28-2009, 03:16pm
Exactly, I get the shakes if I don't drive my vette for a week..

I get the shakes after just a day without driving it

PortDawg
10-28-2009, 04:29pm
:iagree: whole heartedly

Peter Pan
10-29-2009, 02:05pm
Wait until you drive one with a nice cat-back, like my B&B Bullets! :banana:

Or one with boost, you will never go backhttp://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c293/elsloan22/halloween12.jpg

DropTheTop
10-29-2009, 02:51pm
Or one with boost, you will never go backhttp://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c293/elsloan22/halloween12.jpg

See I haven't heard one with boost - I was afraid the sound would be all messed up.

Munch
10-29-2009, 03:44pm
See I haven't heard one with boost - I was afraid the sound would be all messed up.

Not at all. The first time you hear it you say... "Oh my" and then your pee pee gets all tingly.:winky:

DropTheTop
10-29-2009, 06:22pm
Not at all. The first time you hear it you say... "Oh my" and then your pee pee gets all tingly.:winky:

Is Z06Joe boosted? I live close enough to visit the man cave sometime. I'd love to hear his B&B's with LT's.